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> good morning, breaking news. tropical cindy gaining strength as it bears down on the gulf coast. life threatening flooding expected. states of emergency already declared. wild out west. another day of record shattering heat, and no relief in sight. trump triumph. the republican candidate wins in that closely watched special election in georgia. a significant blow to democrats, now 0 for 4 in congressional races this year. so, where do both parties go from here? breaking overnight, facing mounting pressure, uber's ceo suddenly resigns. why he says he's stepping down as the ride
announces controversial changes that will impact millions of users. those stories, plus prince phillip taken to the hospital overnight. the heartbreaking final photos for otto warmbier. parole for o.j. simpson? and a surprise guest crashes a presidential news conference. today, wednesday, june 21st, 2017. from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live in 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone, thanks for joining us on a wednesday morning, a morning that has us talking about dangerous weather from coast to coast. >> this is in new orleans, the outer bands of tropical storm cindy will already having huge effects as waves crash t
the record breaking heat making life miserable. we'll get to al in a moment. we want to start with the impact of the tropical storm. carrie sanders in new orleans for us, hi, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. tropical storm cindy is already hammering the area. you can see the waves crashing behind me here. this is not the gulf of mexico. this is lake pontchartrain, so driving these waves are the winds that are expected to exceed 60 miles per hour. already we're seeing localized flooding. you can see here a parking lot that's flooded out. the real concern here is the rain will be up to 12 inches on what could be a slow-moving storm. the threat, not just here in new orleans, but from florida all the way west to texas. gulf coast residents are bracing for the worst this morning. as tropical storm cindy moves into the gulf of mexico packing dangerous winds and
rainfall. severe flooding already hitting parts of louisiana. and along the florida panhandle, businesses are shutting down. >> when you live in a beautiful place, good lord washes it off every now and then. >> reporter: the south bracing for what's to come as a different battle rages on in the west. scorching heat impacting more than 40 million residents all the way from colorado to california. brutal temperatures so hot they are shattering records. death valley hitting 127 degrees tuesday. >> it's, like, so hot you can almost not breathe. >> reporter: the national weather service warning of a major risk of heat-related illnesses and even death. in arizona, paramedics are on high alert, as they are flooded with desperate calls. >> you want to get to the hospital? >> reporter: sidewalks and roads are buckling as they bake under the intense heat. here in new orleans, the question, of course, aft
hurricane katrina so many years ago, is the levy system and the pumps, the levy system has been mostly rebuilt. the pumps have been on for the last 24 hours. they are pumping, and if they can keep up, and it's expected they can, they can do about 12 inches of water in a day. so if a slow-moving storm comes in with 12 inches, the pumps should keep up. >> kerry sanders, thank you very much. al steps in here. dealer's choice, cindy or the heat? >> we'll start cindy. lake pontchartrain, you can see all those waves, but we are going to be looking at massive flooding. in fact, we've already seen severe flooding up into georgia. last night around the atlanta area we had major flooding. right now tropical storm cindy already tornado watches for a good portion of the gulf and what we have is a
rain event, a pre. this moisture ahead of it interacting with this stationary front and enhancing the rain that's there. we're watching cindy. right now still 170 miles south/southwest of morgan city. winds have intensified to 60 miles per hour. tropical storm warnings makes landfall early tomorrow morning, but that doesn't really matter. look at how far in this goes. not just the folks along the gulf, but into the mississippi river valley you're going to have to be dealing with extensive rain and that could cause massive flooding. three to five inches of rain from nashville to houston, but back into the heart, the meat really of the gulf coast. we could be looking at 12 inches of rain or more, and that's going to cause big problems. really life threatening flooding. and out west, the heat continues again today. sacramento 108, las vegas 115. albuquerque 102.
through tomorrow. denver will be 90 degrees, but we start to see it finally breaking down by sunday. el paso, you'll cool to 95. albuquerque 89, but still triple digits for tucson, las vegas, and sacramento. san diego is absolutely frigid, temperatures in the upper 70s, but still another 48 hours of heat. >> and we're only in june. >> a little early. >> al, thank you. we'll check back in. a lot more to get to, including overnight results in georgia. republican karen handel fending off a challenge from the democrat jon ossoff in the most expensive house race ever. a victory not just for her, but president trump, as well. let's start with gabe gutierrez. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. president trump tweeted his congratulations overnight to georgia's newest members of congress. republicans around the country this morning are taking a victory lap. democrats wanted this race to showcase the trump resistance. we
this morning the most expensive house race ever is over and republican karen handel is a new congresswoman from georgia's sixth district. >> i really am honored to be able to stand before you tonigh. >> reporter: around $60 million spent, mostly from out of state. a heated battle, viewed as a high-stakes referendum of president trump. the president weighing in again and again on what should have been a sleepy off-year congressional race. >> and special thanks to the president of the united states of america. >> reporter: democrats saw an opening in the long-time gop stronghold, after the president took price for his cabinet. >> we showed the world in places where no one thought it was possible to fight, we could fight. >> reporter: jon ossoff raked in donors from around
handel slammed the political newcomer for living just outside the district, taunting him as she voted. >> since my opponent can't do that today. >> reporter: democrats now wondering what's next. >> i think this movement is not done. you know, he's taught us how to fight and how to do it in a respectable way. and i think we'll keep doing that until we can find a way to win. >> reporter: but for the gop, a key victory ahead of next year's midterms. >> i give every georgian this promise. my promise is to work every, single day relentlessly, to make our state and this country a better place. >> reporter: polling for this race had been extremely close. handel ended up winning by just four points. in south carolina in another special election, the republican there also won, although that race was closer than expected. matt and savannah? >> gabe gutierrez, thank you. there's another big talker in washington. that's the battle over health care. republican lawmakers are
closed doors. that is drawing complaints from democrats. and now, some top gop lawmakers are joining in. nbc national correspondent peter alexander is at the white house. he's got the latest on all this. peter, good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning. you're right. the complaints of secrecy, now bipartisan. one republican senator asking reporters, do you know what the health care bill looks like because i don't. there's an all-republican senators meeting to talk about it. their plan to hold a vote on the gop's sweeping rewrite of the health care laws, next thursday, just nine days from now. it's the best-kept secret in washington. the senate republican health care bill, with republicans among those being kept in the dark. >> no one has been shared. we used to complain like hell when the democrats ran the affordable care act. now, they're doing the same thing. >> reporter: that criticism, echoing across the party. >> even though i've been a member of this working group among senate republicans, assignedo
seen the bill. >> reporter: senate majority leader, mitch mcconnell, refusing to give specifics, but promising republicans will see a draft of the bill tomorrow. and americans would have plenty of time to review it. >> we've been discussing all of the elements of this endlessly for seven years. everybody pretty well understands it. i think this will be about as transparent as it can be. >> reporter: the questions over transparency, the same raised by republicans about obamacare seven years ago. house speaker paul ryan addressing that issue with matt earlier this year. >> we're not writing some bill in the back room in harry reid's office, like obamacare was written. we're having public hearings. we're having committees working on legislation. this is how the legislative process is supposed to be designed, not hatching some bill in a back room. >> reporter: at stake, coverage for 23 million americans. among the
medica medicaid. democrats now ramp up the pressure. >> we're going down to cvo and see if they can tell us what's in the bill. >> reporter: three of them making a show of live streaming their trip to the congressional budget office, trying to track down the details. >> news flash, we didn't get the bill. >> reporter: sean spicer accu accusing democrats of taking themselves out of the mix. >> they chose not to. made it clear they didn't want to engage in this process. >> reporter: with questions swirling about his future role, spicer's return to the podium, marked his first on-camera appearance in a week. social media lighting up after steve bannon explained away spicer's absence. telling a reporter, sean got fatter. chelsea clinton writing, fat shaming isn't a joke i kind funny, ever. >> reporter: the president zeroing in on democrats, saying democrats would do better as a party if they got together with republicans on health care, tax cuts, security. he
work. this week, president trump told tech leaders the senate bill needs more heart. the future of health care that was really in republicans' hands. they need 50 votes for their bill to pass. meaning if just three republicans vote against it, the bill fails. matt and savannah? >> peter alexander at the white house this morning. thanks so much. now, to another terrorist attack in europe. in brussels, belgium. a man was shot by security forces after he blew up a small explosive device in the city's main train station. keir simmons is there for us with new developments in the investigation this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're just a short distance from the platforms in this station, an area surrounded by stores. and behind me, the marks on the ground, where officials say an attack could have been far worst. a suitcase packed with nails and gas canisters that only partially exploded. europe waking up to frightening
the floor of brussels station scorched after another terror attack. a birth urst of flames many fee high. the business man from california took this picture. >> people were running out. the soldiers started coming in as i was leaving. >> reporter: this video recorded minutes after the attack. through the smoke, apparently, a glimpse of the suicide bombing suspect, lying on the floor. after the explosion, he was shot dead by soldiers. a european city, again gripped by panic, as people, including tourists, fled. europe has seen three attacks in three days. and in the past three months, a wave of terror, targeting britain, france and sweden. among the attacks in manchester, a bomb at an ariana grande concert. an attack on london bridge. in
police officer. and sunday night in london, a van mounting a sidewalk and mowing down muslims leaving a prayer service. police in europe's capital cities says the situation is under control this morning. brussels, the scene of a deadly isis attack last year, in which 32 were killed by multiple explosions at the airport. and the metro line. this morning in brussels, as the alleged attacker's house is searched, europe, seemingly the target of unrelenting terror. officials say the man was of moroccan descent. and this wave of attacks, demonstrating while security services are able to react here, effectively, savannah, they don't seem to be preable to prevent these attacks. >> a lot on their hands. jared kushner is arriving in israel this morning with ambitious hopes of pllaying the groundwork for a peace deal.
and mahmoud abbas. they're calling it part of an effort to keep the conversation going, rather than the launching of a new phase in the peace process. and another big story making news in that region, a shakeup at the top of saudi arabia's royal hierarchy. king salman has promoted his son to be the next in line to the throne. he replaces salman's nephew as crown prince. no reason for that change was immediately announced. and now, to the options being weighed by the trump administration in the wake of the death of former north korean detainee and college student otto warmbier. we see the final images of otto before he was taken into custody. chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitching has the littlest for us. >> reporter: the u.s. and china are meeting at the state department to discuss options against north korea's missile and nuclear tests.
outrage is fwrgrowing across america, about the death of student otto warmbier. overnight, a vigil at the university of virginia, where t otto warmbier would have graduated this spring, as anger spreads over his death, lawmakers consider options. most likely a travel ban for u.s. citizens. 1,000 americans go there each year. and more economic sanctions. the college student seen in these photos, exclusive to dailymail.com. laughing and joking in his final days before being arrested, came back home to ohio and died monday, after 17 months of north korean captivity. >> he should have been brought home a long time ago. >> reporter: president trump blaming his predecessor. >> if he were brought home sooner, i think the result would have been a lot different. heho
>> reporter: obama officials point out they brought back two americans from pyongyang and said bringing back warmbier was a top priority. later, mr. trump seeming to recuse china. while i appreciate the efforts of president xi and china to help with north korea, it's not worked out. last month, the president seemed open to meet with kim jong-un. >> i would be honored to do it. >> reporter: not in i longer. >> north korea has committed a crime against humanity. and they probably are not going to come clean and explain what happened. >> reporter: as otto warmbier's hometown get ready for the funeral, at the same high school where he addressed his graduating class four years ago. filled with promise and eerily prophetic. >> many of us will move far away and not come back for a long time. >> reporter: and today as the officials meet at the state departmenthe
chinese officials. they will press china to do more, as they try to figure out his what confusing tweet saying china was trying to help, while acknowledging his china policy has not worked. matt and savannah? >> thank you. >> got some big news from the world of business overnight. uber's ceo announcing his resignation after months of controversy and a lot of speculation. nbc business correspondent jolene kent has more on that. jo, good morning. >> good morning. the uber ceo has resigned after a group of investors pressured him to step down following a troubled year for the company filled with scandal and setbacks. it marks a stunning downturn for one of silicon valley's highest valued start-ups with 14,000 employees. this morning uber's ceo is out of a job, stepping down as ceo of the company he founded back in 2009. amid what's being called a
in a statement given to "the new york times," he said i love uber more than anything in the world and at this difficult moment in my personal life i have accepted the investors' request to step aside so that uber can go back to building rather than be distracted with another fight. last week the company announced he would take an indefinite leave of absence in part to deal with the sudden death of his mother. that move apparently not enough to satisfy investors. the board of directors saying, this is a bold decision and by stepping away he's taking the time to heal from his personal tragedy while giving the company room to fully embrace this new chapter in uber's history. uber's recent history has been littered with a series of scandals. two weeks ago 20 uber employees were fired amid an investigation into more than 200 claims of sexual harassment, bullying, and
the company. that investigation was sparked by a blog post that went viral from former uber engineer susan fowler who described unwanted sexual advances by her supervisor. adding to the problem, a caught on camera confrontation between calynik and the uber driver. now a popular $70 billion ride sharing company is searching for a new ceo to take the wheel and drive it into the future. there is no obvious successor. the search is on for a new ceo and he is likely to keep a presence at uber, staying on the board of directors and will retain control of a majority of uber's voting shares. all of this is happening as the company tries to make good with thousands of drivers this week, just adding a new tipping feature for customers. guys? >> jo, thank you very much. let's turn back to mr. roker with t
morning, the weather. >> that's right, we are looking at heavy rain through the gulf coast, but here in the northeast, we have a beautiful day on tap. we're going to look at severe storms firing up later today in the plains and pacific northwest, spectacular with plenty of sunshine and seasonal temperatures. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. good morning. temperatures are really comfortable for the first day of summer. 72 degrees, nice sunshine out there, and you can expect
64 frederick right now, as we go through the day, 89 for a high temperature, mix of sun and clouds with comfortable humidity levels, but those humidity levels will be going up tomorrow and friday. the remnants of tropical storm cindy could impact us on friday, moving up here, even rain chances saturday. not looking bad on sunday. >> that's your latest weather. matt? thank you very much. coming up, is o.j. simpson on the verge of being released from prison? a parole hearing now scheduled as we get a new look at his life behind bars. then, the first look at an advice to tell police if you have used your phone while driving and the privacy controversy that surrounds it. first on a wednesday morning, this is "today" on nbc.
this is a nbc4 "today" news break. >> 7:26 is your time now on this wednesday, june 21st, 2017. good morning to you. >> here's what's happening in the news this morning. >> if you see something wrong and you think you can do better, don't just complain, do something. >> we have a new name in the race for maryland governor. prince george's county executive rushern baker just announced his candidacy. he's the fifth democrat to officially announce and he's been the county executive for seven years. today, family and friends will say good-bye. her funeral service is in sterling, virginia, this afternoon. fairfax county police say hassanen was killed in a case of
mosque this weekend. now a check at your commute and traffic. melissa? >> taking a look at the beltway interloop, crash blocking the right lane. top of the beltway as you're coming off 95 on to the outer loop, normal slowdowns there, as well. two things in virginia, southbound 28 after compton road, crash blocking the left lane and northbound fairfax county parkway before 29 broken down tractor trailer blocks the right lane. going about 45 miles per hour. >> thanks, melissa. check of your forecast next.
7:30, now, wednesday morning, the 21st of june, 2017. take a look at that. dangerous weather our top story this morning. these are the conditions in new orleans right now. that's tropical storm cindy starting to impact the gulf coast. and heat's the story out west. another day of smothering temps. 88 degrees in vegas right there. we're seeing temps all over the southwest. and al will have the latest. >> good morning. let's talk about other stories in the headlines. republican karen handel won georgia's special election, avoiding an upset for her party and the white house. democrats
referendum on president trump, ahead of midterm elections. a major shakeup at uber overnight. nbc news has confirmed that travis kalanick the company's co-founder and ceo has resigned. he accepted a request from investors to step aside. uber has been marred in recent months by accusations of harassment and discrimination. and prince philip was taken to the hospital overnight for the treatment of an infection. buckingham palace said the duke of edinburgh who just turned 96, is in good spirits. but his illness caused him to miss the queen's speech at the opening of parliament. he will give up his official duties by the end of august. we wish him well. >> absolutely do. o.j. simpson is back in the headlines. he's preparing to face a parole board hearing that could set him free after nearly a decade in prison. nbc's joe fryer is on that one for us. joe, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. the date is set.
july 20th, less than a month away. he's been behind bars since 2008. if he's granted parole, he could be out of prison as early as october 1st. next time for the first time in four years, the public will get to see o.j. simpson. >> i am sorry for what has happened. >> reporter: from his prison in nevada, he will appear by video conference to a parole board, that's 100 miles away. his fate is in their hands. >> someone's behavior in prison alone is not the only factor being considered. >> reporter: the parole board will take a close look at the severity of the crime in question, the armed robbery of two men with o.j. memorabilia at a hotel in 2007. parole board will look at age at first arrest. history of drug and alcohol abuse. and disciplinary conduct over the past year. "the l.a. times" recently reported on simpson's life
behind bars and found he works in the prison gym and coaches sports teams. >> what i've been told the primary focus on his life is to get parole right now. what i've been told is that he's on excellent behavior. he avoids problems when he can. and i think -- he really wants to be a free man. >> reporter: it's unclear who might speak at the parole hearing. but under nevada law, testimony will be limited to simpson, his attorney and one relative or supporter, along with victims of the crime. of course, this case has no connection to the 1994 murders of simpson's ex-wife, nicole brown, and her friend, ron goldman. >> if it doesn't fit, you must acquit. >> reporter: a jury found simpson not guilty in a case that captivated the country then. and again last year, with the emmy-winning tv series "the people versus o.j. simpson," followed by the oscar-winning documentary, "o.j. made in america." on july 20th, at the age of 70, the former football star will step into the spotlight once
four out of seven members of the parole board must vote in favor for simpson to be released. the decision could come down as early as the day of the hearing. and the board's decision is final. unlike other states, in nevada, there's no appeal to the governor. back to you guys. >> we'll be watching. joe fryer, thank you. we're talking about storm cindy and the flooding it's bringing. that flooding is extending way inland. >> it really is. we have severe weather to talk about that's not related to cindy. let's get to cindy still way off coast, but you can see all that moisture coming on in here, so we've got this rainfall forecast through saturday, from southeast louisiana coast all the way to the panhandle of florida, we could be looking at 12 inches of rain, but look how far that rain spreads through saturday, so the flood risks today, look at this. we've got a high risk from biloxi, pensacola, new orleans is in there for a slight to moderate risk. this is really east and north of the storm, but tomorrow it makes landfall. l
risk of flooding. knoxville, nashville, memphis, atlanta, birmingham gets into a higher risk, as well. plus with an approaching system we've got 12 million people at risk today for severe weather. can't rule out tornados and large hail potential from fargo, madison, all the way down to amarillo, texas, and tomorrow from cheyenne, wyoming, chicago, peoria, lansing, michigan, 28 million people at risk for severe weather, so we've got an active system and map over the next 72 hours. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning. 72 degrees and sunny for the first day of summer. feels really nice outside. it's going to look and feel like summer as we go through the day today. rest of the area mostly to mid to upper 60s. 64 frederick, 70 in clinton, and we are watching tropical storm cindy, because by the end of the week a lot of this gulf moisture will move up the eastern seaboard and potentially give us
today a mix of sun and clouds, 94 tomorrow, storms come in friday. get your latest weather on the weather channel on cable. >> couldn't help but notice not a lot of good news in the forecast right now. >> not right now. eventually it will be. >> all right, al, thanks. just ahead, dramatic video of a runaway bus and the frantic attempts to stop it. first, a new weapon in the fight against a danger on the roads. >> good morning, i'm jeff rossen. coming up, a new device called the textalyzer. if you get into an accident, police would be able to plug it in and download the information on your phone, down to what apps you are using. we'll show you how it works next.
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seats seven, sleeps six. life's as big as you make it. ♪ welcome back, everybody. this morning on "rossen reports," the controversial new device for police that can tell if you're texting while you're driving. >> it's meant to improve safety. but is it also an invasion of your privacy? today, national investigative correspondent jeff rossen is here with more on that. it's a little controversy. >> reporter: it's very controversial. it's called the textalyzer. you talked about it on "trending." think about a breathalyzer but for your phone. tracking every tap and click you make. police would use it to make sure you're texting and driving and distracting. the textalyzer would allow officers to get that information from your phone right on the spot, right on the street, without a warr
watch this head-on collision caught on camera in massachusetts. police say the driver admitted she was texting when she slammed into this jeep. luckily, no one was seriously hurt. and this driver in florida, swerving across the road before hitting a tree and flipping over. he was able to crawl out to safety, admitting to police, he was using his phone. texting and driving is illegal in 47 states and d.c. now, this new device called the textalyzer is aiming to crack down. so, how does it work? to show you, we're here at the headquarters of the company that developed this new technology. and this is the ceo right here, ja i'd say this is it right here. about the size of an ipad. how would this work? >> i would say, please plug this into your phone? >> reporter: would h
there's consequences if you choose not to. >> reporter: penalties if i say no. >> yes. it will record the touches and swipes on your phone, and will get no data about what you received. >> reporter: but you know if i swiped on an app or what i was using? >> yes. >> reporter: in the previous minutes before the accident? >> yes. >> reporter: we're going to do a little demo here. like i said, we're at the headquarters. we blocked off this entire big parking lot. you see me texting and on the phone and facebook messaging, i'm not on the road. i'm going to hop in and see if it works. don't try this at home. first up, i send a message on whatsapp. hey, chris. how are you? i check out facebook. one of my favorites. i even answer a call. hello? and send a text message, too. hi. how
sent. when i'm done wreaking havoc in the parking lot, i pull over. and we plug in the textalyzer. >> phone data is being analyzed. >> reporter: all right. >> i can see that you opened whatsapp at 2:45. there were several facebook activity. you received an incoming call at 2:59 and you sent an sms at 3:00. >> reporter: police can pinpoint down to, you were driving and that was a minute before the accident. >> and that's very important. >> reporter: but privacy advocates say it's too intrusive and police should need a warrant for that access. >> there's no guarantee if you hand the cell phone over the police officer that that officer won't be copying all kinds of data about you. >> we're not getting what was said in the text or what who it was said to. just the touches and swips. >> reporter: it's a prototype. the company wants the police to have a
states pass legislation allowing it. lawmakers in new york are trying to do just that. under the bill, your license could be suspended if you refuse to hand over your phone. now, lawmakers in new jersey, tennessee and chicago want to do it, too. >> reporter: >> you said texting and driving is illegal in 47 states. it's missouri, partial ban. >> arizona. >> and montana. >> most states it's illegal. where are the states that are not illegal. it's a dangerous thing. you see what can happen. >> thanks, jeff. let's see what carson is doing in the orange room. no beth lreathalyzer there. marco rubio
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this is a nbc4 "today" news break. >> 7:56 is your time now on this wednesday, june 21st, 2017. good morning to you, i'm eun yang. we want to get right to your traffic for a look at the commute. good morning, melissa. >> still on the beltway this problem hanging around inner loop local lanes before 95, crash blocks the right lane at the bottom of the beltway. in maryland, southbound 95 as you're approaching the beltway, tractor trailer versus a car on the right shoulder, still a bit of a delay there this morning. southbound 270 after 370 a crash there as you're trying to merge to the main lanes. >> thanks, a quick break now, check of the forecast next. stay with us.
good morning. shaping up nicely for the first official day of summer. 74 degrees right now. plenty of sun and it's going to feel like summer through the afternoon. by lunchtime, 85 degrees, mix of sun and clouds. nice if you want to sit outside. humidity will be comfortable today. upper 80s by the afternoon. humid tomorrow. friday watching for showers and storms. rain chances saturday. eun? >> thanks, sheena. another update for you in 25 minutes. back to the "today" show after this short break.
it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, to the extreme. as the gulf coast prepares for tropical storm cindy. >> the boats are tied up right now. they evacuated the gulf. >> crippling heat cripples the west. >> it's so hot, you can almost not breathe. >> we're live with the latest conditions. plus, prime mover. with the acquisition of whole foods, is amazon looking to change the way you buy everything? from the death of malls to delivery by drone. what it means for the consumer at home. and amy poehler in the house. >> we're bad parents. remember that mother who threw her baby down a well? we're worse than that mother. >> she
the inside scoop on her latest role. today, wednesday, june 21st, 2017. ♪ >> you know what i think? i think today's a perfect day for a funky dance party. is it not? ♪ got a special facetime from overseas. who do you have here? >> this is my dad. he is deployed in japan. >> we love you, dad. >> love you. ♪ >> i understand we have a surprise on the plaza. would you like to come out and show me your surprise? what does it mean, girls raised in the south? >> grits is something you eat. we schachange it and say, girls raised in the south. we from georgia. >> good morning, everyone. welcome back to "today" on this wednesday morning. nice crowd outside. we'll go out and say
those people about half an hour from now. >> that little girl can high kick. but that matt's high kick is rockettes level. i'd be in the emergency room. let's get to your news at 8:00. the outer bands of tropical storm cindy are slamming the gulf coast. this is the scene in new orleans this morning. cindy gained strength overnight. moved closer to shore. flooding has already started in georgia and louisiana. the storm could dump more than a foot of rain. and some voluntary evacuations are under way. businesses in the florida panhandle are shutting down until that violent weather passes. alabama is under a state of emergency. tropical storm cindy is being blamed for turbulence that injured a dozen people onboard a flight on tuesday. miguel almaguer is in houston. the plane landed safely there. what happened? >> reporter: the turbulence was so violent on that flight,
passengers were as ttossed arou like rag dolls. more than a dozen were injured. including one woman who was slammed into the ceiling. all this happening at more than 30,000 feet. the injured rushed away by ambulance. among those hurt, teens, grandparents and a crew member on united flight 1031, with 160 passengers onboard. >> i do need you to keep your taxi speed up as much as feasible. i have a medical emergency. >> reporter: the flight from panama city to houston experienced severe turbulence 80 miles east of cancun, on the edge of cindy, which turned into the gulf of mexico tuesday. after landing safely in houston, firefighters boarded the plane. >> there was about 14 or 18 people that, you know, were kind of like grabbing or saying, hey, i want to go to the hospital. >> reporter: the turbulence struck the 737 mid flight with no warning, causing at least 14 injuries. seven people hospal
>> complaints range from anxiety, chest pain, shortness of breath. that was several people. most of them complained of mostly just, you know, bumps and bruises. and neck pain. >> reporter: turbulence can cause damage on flights, like on this one last month, it is rare. this morning, 160 passengers in houston relieved their flight is over and they're now safely back on the ground. this morning, we're told everyone who was hospitalized has since been released. airlines say while this incident is certainly scary, it's a reminder, always stay pubuckledp in the air. >> miguel, thank you. president trump is congratulations karen handel who claimed victory overnight in georgia's high-stakes house race. gabe gutierrez is outside of atlanta with the results. good morning to you. >> reporter: this race was closely watched across the country. thos
ever. president trump, as you mentioned, tweeting overnight, congratulating georgia's newest member. republicans around the country taking a victory lap. more than $60 million were spent on this race. mostly from out of state. democrat jon ossoff was in a tight race with republican karen handel, who now welcomes the first gop congresswoman elected from georgia. >> and i give every georgian this promise. my promise is to work every, single day, relentlessly, to make our state and this country a better place. >> reporter: democrats had wanted to make this race a referendum on president trump and his policies. but the party is 0 for 4 in recent special elections. many are wondering how the party will recover before next year's midterm elections. matt? >> all right, gabe. thank you. some scary moments in brooklyn overnight, when a runaway city bus rolled backward
it hit ten different parked cars before it finally came to a stop. it slammed into a church at the end. nobody was hurt. the bus driver just forgot to put the bus in park. he left it in neutral. so, an investigation is under way. that's so lucky that no one was hurt in that. >> that thing's moving. >> fast. a lot more for you this morning, including how the amazon effect is changie ining everything from how we shop for clothes. did daniel day-lewis quit acting for good? and jill's next round of the hottest summer "steals & deals" ever. all that plus amy poehler the average family's new, but old, home: it stood up to 2 rookies, 3 terrible two's, and a one-coat wonder named "grams". it survived multiple personalities, 3 staycations,
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it's a better fuel that helps you, be unstoppably you. non-alcoholic juice drinks inspired by your favorite cocktails. [ plays chord ] like sangria. the taste will take you away. [ plays melody ] [ plays castanets ] [ melody stops ] got carried away. welcome back on a wednesday morning. this week's announcement that amazon is planning to buy whole foods made shock waves beyond the grocery aisle. >> jo ling kent has more on that. jo, good morning. >> reporter: good morning again, you guys. with amazon adding whole foods to its arsenal, it seems like there's no industry that ceo jeff bezos won't try to congresser. amazon is betting big
installing his influence as the king of logistics, leaving everyone wondering what he will disrupt next. when amazon moves into the neighborhood, it usually means a seismic shift for consumers and retailers. >> amazon coming in here, shaking things up. it will be good for the consumer. it will be a better experience in stores and maybe over time lower prices. >> reporter: but amazon's purchase of whole foods has traditional retailers, from big chains to mom and pop stores, we thinking their own future. the convenience of ordering online is placing new burdens on smaller, independent stores, as amazon delivers everything, from toiletries to clothing to electronics in just a click. 100,000 retail workers have lost their jobs since october. and 25% of malls are expected to close by 2022. as shopping migrates to your phone and laptop, amazon is already dominating nearly
and its porch of whole foods is expecting to put new pressure on the grocery industry, to innovate or perish. john mackey telling his employees after the deal was announced, i think we're going to see a lot of technology. i think you'll see whole foods markets evolve in leaps and pounds. perhaps, stores without checkouts or cashiers, where your every move is tracked by artificial technology and ail go rhythms. >> you have to offer customers options. that's what people are demanding now. >> reporter: and this week, amazon introducing its prime wardrobe service, delivered to your doorstep. just the latest retail disruption. >> amazon's record of dominance sends a shutter of concern through the supermarket industry. peapod is the country's internet grocer. but they say they welcome healthy
shoppers to two around. >> i don't think anybody saw this coming. so, inevitably, the question becomes, do you see it as a threat? or do you see it as an opportunity? we see it as both. >> reporter: as ceo jeff bezos makes an aggressive move, another industry bracing for what comes next. >> our strategy doesn't change. it makes us feel a lot more bold and aggressive about making big bets. >> reporter: the whole foods acquisition is not a done deal. the market is bracing for a possible bidding war if an amazon rival puts in a better offer. earlier this week, whole foods shares closed more than a dollar higher than what amazon paid. that indicates the grocery wars are far from over. guys? >> that's interesting. jo, thank you very much. kids, you ready to trend? >> yes. >> i have the topic today. it's my day. we're parents at the table. we have shared a photo or two with a family and friend and online. here's the question -- has
dad shamed you after posting a photo? >> in what way? >> i put my daughter out, and under an umbrella. and they were like, why doesn't she have glasses on? >> that's happened to me when vale was a baby. and one second, her skin has never seen the light of day. why doesn't she have a hat? yes. >> you're not alone. a new study from the university of michigan found that 60% of the women polled have been criticized for their parenting style. celebritie
sometimes it's not people online, it's family members, you know, husbands, wives, saying, hey, why don't you do it like that? >> what's the instinct you put a picture up. scrutinize and look for what you've done wrong. what is that about? >> people feel proprietary about finding something else. if i eat a pop tart, i'll hear tweets about it. if al does the weather and i
him -- i see your head behind al! just your head. look at you back there. >> criticize. >> trollers going to troll. >> first up, one of hollywood's best actors throwing in the towel. a surprising statement released to "variety" tuesday, daniel day-lewis is retiring from acting. daniel day-lewis will no longer be working as an actor. this is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make further comment on the subject. the actor has won three oscars, all for best actor. he's got one more movie set to come out on christmas day of this year. sorely missed. that's crazy, right? >> good actor. >> maybe like boxing, a comeback. up next, big changes to the star wars spinoff. only a few weeks left of shooting, the director has stepped
they are parting ways due to creative differences, again, only a few weeks left. the film's present, it's become clear we have different creative visions on this film and we've decided to part ways. we normally aren't fans of the phrase creative differences, but for once this cliche is true. we're proud of the amazing and world class work our cast and crew have done. release for that still expected to be on may 2018. >> maybe call it creative differences, looking for a title. >> finally, one of hollywood's favorite couples and they love to poke fun at each other. chris pratt and ana faris. getting back in shape on instagram, but his wife getting the last laugh this time posting this picture to twitter. the actor saying, honey, can't send me a photo and expect me not to tweet it.
let's get right to your daily click. we don't always show off a presidential news conference, but this one's a little bit different. take a look at this. costa rica's president talking to reporters when all of a sudden -- watch this. bug right there. see that? bug flew right in his mouth. let me show it to you. watch the bug. >> got it. >> yummy. >> swallowed it? >> he laughed it off. he literally said, i ate it. you can see the reporter in the background disgusted. president looking at the bright side saying, and i quote, pure protein. >> that reminds us of one of the wildest "today" show moments ever. were you here for this? >> excuse me. >> inhaled it. costa rica's president
>> unfortunate. that's the daily click. >> thank you. al? >> hey, now. let's get the latest from the national hurricane center. this just in on what the latest on tropical storm cindy. not much of a change. 60 miles per hour. 165 miles south/southwest of morgan city, louisiana. tropical storm warnings from the texas coast to the mobile, alabama area. friday morning it's already inland and continues inland into saturday, so we're looking at a widespread area of heavy rain. the concentrated area going to be from new orleans to the florida panhandle. isolated rainfall amounts of 12 inches of rain. three to five inches as far north as nashville and heading into the ohio river valley. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning. temperatures are still
first day of summer. 74 in the district. 73 leesburg, 73 in clinton. we are also watching tropical storm cindy right around the gulf of mexico approaching louisiana and parts of texas. the moisture from it will eventually be here by the end of the week. not be a tropical storm but we could see the remnants. 89 for a high today, mix of sun and clouds. humidity skill at a comfortable level. humid showers friday. some saturday. and that is your latest weather. hoda? >> al, thank you so much. all right, we reached the midway point of our sizzling summer steals and deals. started off the week with things that were under $100. yesterday we went lower, to $75. you know what we're doing this morning? we are dropping it down to $50 or less. i love it. we are sitting on the beautiful towels. >> we thought this was the perfect segment for you because
your favorite season. today is the first day. let's start with oversized beach towels. retail is $175. look how large these are. >> by the way, and soft. soft, too. >> you get a set of two. they come in ten colors. go ton today.com. retail is $175. deal is $49. that's for two. 72% off. >> what? okay. be careful getting off. >> okay. moving on. >> what's next? >> so it's -- donna's birthday. eyeing these necklaces. the retail is $120. it's the celeste or cecilia. celeste is bohemian, so super pretty. cecilia is the drop necklace. these are great to layer if you already have things. >> i could picture like a sun dress and putting that on. gorgeous. how much is it? >> retail is
58% off. >> what? all right. let's get athletic, shall we, jill? >> everyone knows you wake up at 4:00 a.m. and sometimes run outside, it's true, every day. these are perfect. the running sneaker, $165 is the retail. they are made of reflective material. >> ux go at night? >> people know you're coming and going. go on today.com. the retail is $165. the deal is $49. >> what? >> 70% off and free shipping. >> by the way, kind of cute. kind of cute. all right. >> love this, obviously. you could wear these during the day with flip-flops, with or without the belt. poncho and cover up, $168. calling it a caftan poncho. cotton double
77% off. >> you could wear this over a bathing suit, with jeans, just hang out in it. jill martin, are we sitting? >> let's. our beach setting here. the pillows, retail $99 to $159. so indoor/outdoor style. you see some of them say summer, sunshine, they are really happy. machine washable. they are slip covers so you can take them off and wash them. retail $99 to $159. the deal $29 up to 82% off and i want to say tons of deals on today.com. if you log on, things are selling out super quickly. >> no wonder, because we keep going lower and lower. products one more time. we've got the beach towels. where are they from? >> luxor linens. >> we like those. what
>> jewelry. >> altha sneakers. >> love that. >> staci woo caftan. and the frog hill pillows. >> jill, you did an awesome job as usual. thank you so much. tomorrow we go down to $25? >> and friday. >> going to be worth it. we'll be back after this. thanks, guys. look who we have here, guys, amy poehler. great new movie called "the house." crazy nickname. >> go into the dark side. cannot wait to see amy. first a check of your local news.
this is a nbc4 today news break. >> 8:26 on this wednesday, june 21st. hope your morning gets off to a great start. i'm chris lawrence. let's get a check on your first 4 traffic. >> interloop local lanes before 295 still at the bottom of the beltway, still have the right lane blocked this morning. top outer loop flow as you're approaching georgia. southwest freeway, ramp to the third street tunnel we have that blocked because of a disabled vehicle this morning. 270 after 370 southbound still slow. crash is out of the way and back to normal on silver, blue, and orange lines. >> thanks, melissa. first day of summer. a check on the forecast when we come back.
♪ [ cheers and applause ] 8:30, now. it's wednesday morning. it's the 21st of june. this is the first official day of summer. we're doing it right here on the plaza. beautiful outside. on friday, we have a huge concert, one of our favorites, andy grammer. >> love him. >> just amazing. i have to introduce you to someone on the plaza. this is brad, he's going to my alma mater, the university of arizona, this fall. bear down. >> bear down. >> you wanted to be a pi phi. a six pack of beer would have been the way to do it. i'm sure that's not true anymore. >> thank you so much. >> congratulations. >>
>> it's 120 degrees there today. >> good thing i'm not there. >> it's a dry heat. congrats. >> savannah holds the beer pong record there. good luck breaking that. >> we're so proud. just ahead, we're winning. look who is here. amy poehler is here. she stars in the new movie called "the house." and we're grilling up a great summer meal that's bursting with flavor. and it's good on the health side, as well. >> yum. >> looks good. you probably noticed our buddy, charlie, isn't here. he's on the road, touring major league baseball stadiums. and his latest stop took him to citizens bank park, the home of the phillies, where charlie delivered the ball to the pitcher's mound, as you see right there, the ceremonial first pitch, thrown out by a military veteran. and it was caught by phillie phanat phanatic. we were there for the dnc. we had a lot of fun.
>> yes, we do. besides worrying about cindy as we look at what else is going on, pacific northwest welcomes spectacular today. plenty of sunshine. dangerous heat wave continuing in central california, to the southwest. torrential rain ahead of cindy. then tomorrow we're looking at more sunshine along the west coast, into the pacific northwest, the heat continues, though, in the southwest and heavy flooding likely making its way into the central gulf coast and the mid mississippi valley. that's what's going on around the country. he's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning. 74 degrees right now in the district. it is nice and sunny. today is the official first day of summer. it will look like it and feel like it this afternoon. temperatures mostly mid to low 70s across the area. this afternoon, 89 degrees. mix of sun and clouds, humidity will still be comfortable like it was yesterday, but then tomorrow and friday we'll see the humidity go up. tomorrow, 94 dee
of what is tropical storm cindy. shower chances saturday, drier on sunday. >> hey. don't forget, as important as it is, make sure you get your weather whenever you need it. check out our good buddies at the weather channel only on cable and your mobile tv app. savannah? >> al, thank you so much. in the new movie "the house," amy poehler and will ferrell turn underground casino managers. it's a drastic move to pay for their daughter's college tuition. >> we're bad parents. that mother who threw their baby down the well, we're worst than them. >> we always tell the truth. that's what we say. >> i think we should do it. >> not going to do it. >> me, neither. >> we have to lie. that's what parents do. we don't know what we're doing. >> isn't that the truth? amy, good morning. we're going to play roulette. >> i'm excit
>> should i be scared? >> i like to go like this. i like to spread it out and say, give me all of it. ma'am, you can't bet like that. >> house wins. i love the premise of this movie. you said, it is never too late to do the wrong thing. >> i like this couple are united in their dumb idea. they know each other well enough and they still love each other, which is nice to show a marriage still thriving. >> and they're doing it for their kid. they open a casino in their friend's basement. and they really get into it. >> they do. they start to act like what suburban parents would assume casino owners should act like. so, my character goes to the costume shop and buys a red fedora. and will starts wearing dark suits. >> this gets gory. your nickname is the burner. >> right. >> what does the burner do? >> what does she do?
>> as one does. >> yeah. >> you and will, i think you've been in a movie -- in the same movie. but you never got to share screen time. >> he's the greatest. i love working with him. he's funny and nice and normal. and commits 100%. so, i really wanted to work with him closely. >> what's the dynamic? is it, like, i'm going to take crazy to the next level. >> well, i think will and i both approach our characters in a similar way. we really love confident, dumb people. >> lethal combination. >> yeah. so, we both went for it all the time. and he's such a fun partner to play around with, that it was a blast. >> and i hear that in the movie, your character's name is kate. >> yes. a name every woman needs to have in a movie. >> kate or the burner. >> yeah.
nickname. you remember what it was? >> it was smoke weed and pee outside kate. >> it's long and not catchy. did you have a college nickname? >> i didn't. >> if there were a nickname, what would it have been? >> it would probably have been fold laundry and watch "30 something." >> come on. no? really? write in your diary, amy. >> i did not have a party nickname. >> you didn't? you weren't a party girl? >> were you a party girl? >> maybe a little bit? yes. i was. >> own it. do not have to feel bad about that. >> no. >> i think i did my share of partying. but i was in an improv group and a good student. i didn't really -- i didn't really blow it out until just last night. >> exactly. tell me about that. get a little crazy. >> yeah. i'm just waiting to party until i'm in my 50s. >> stay up until 9:00. watch "this i
>> i really went for it. >> you have a show coming out called "the handmaid project." >> we're still casting for you older people out there. we need you. but yeah. it's a show that nick offerman and i are hosting. we're celebrating makers. people who make things. >> nick loves to woodwork. >> he's an amazing crafter. i know nothing about it. the combination is fantastic. >> i thought maybe you would be a crafter. >> i want -- >> enough talking, ladies. let's play. >> carson, we're -- >> the burner, how are you? >> going to play the roulette wheel. >> the crafting show. that makes sense. here we go. >> neither of us know how to play. >> a second or two here. let's go. bets close in about ten seconds. >> even. even. >> here we go, laid ladies. black 17. >> that's you. >>
wins. >> i always win. >> you two out to smoke weed and pee outside. >> not -- do we bet again? >> bet again. new number. red or black. you can pick a number. >> really don't. >> about ten seconds. we're going to close betting, ladies. bets are closed. red 19. >> oh. >> come on. >> big money. no whammies. >> the house won. >> ooh, good segment. "the house" is the name of your movie. opens in theaters next friday, june 30. also known as june 30th. coming up next, what you can do to keep injuries at bay while trying to reach your summer fitness goals. first this, is "today" on nbc. feel the burn.
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just yet. we have simple at-home fixes to get you back in traction and get you back in motion, as well. dr. jordan metsle is a sports medicine physician at the hospital f special surgery in new york city. good morning. >> good morning, matt. >> what a wonderful, wonderful hospital. >> thank you. >> you believe in preventative medicine. this is like a car. >> taking care of your body is like taking care of a car. i'm going to teach people to take care of the kinetic chain. all of the muscles tip-to-toe. and by making them more flexible, people can keep them running for miles. >> as opposed to dealing with it after it breaks down. weekend warriors feel a little pain and push through it. is that the idea? >> i want people to take care of the problems at the beginning. but if it changes how they move or walk or run, they have to touch base with their doctor. >> we will talk about the knee, the shoulder and the back. let's start with knees. what's the most common injury people have when it comes t
all the time. arthritis and runner's knee. i want people to learn how to do exercises to make those better. dale is working on a foam roller. >> you love these things. >> this is releasing the muscles around the knee. people think, i have arthritis on my knee. they can loosen the muscles. and phil will show us some strength training, doing some squats. what he's doing is strengthening the muscles around the knee. >> phil is doing it without weights. do you recommend that people use light weights. >> he has weights in front of them. as soon as they do it without weights, they can build in weights. >> form is important. you have to make sure you're doing it properly. >> form, people think, my knee aches, i can't do it. the more they build strength, the better they feel. >> let's move to the back. i missed a couple of days of work with a bad back. when we t
the most someone injury? >> the muscular back spasm. a pinched nerve can be painful. the same thing, flexibility and strength. we have meghan who is pregnant here, working on the foam roller on her back. she is using it on her back. do you have one at home? >> i do not, no. they haven't got me on that yet. do you recommend people do this every day? every other day? >> every day. it helps loosen up the muscles. the muscle around the spine protects the spine. this helps a lot. >> here, we talk about flexibility. >> avery is going to show us what's called a flaplank. a plank is an isometric strength exercise. she is strengthening the front and the back of the muscles at the same time. >> doc,
feel discomfort about your back do you see your doctor? >> if it's worsening, shooting down your leg. >> numbness, pins and needles. let's move on to shoulders. golf, swimming, baseball, things like that. >> this is the time of year. we have two models here. amanda will show us how she stretches out the muscles around her shoulder. the muscles on the back of the shoulder can get very tight. she is showing us how she is stretching the muscles. she's going to line her back and loosen up the muscles. the muscles stabilize the shoulders. and greg is showing us how to use a theraband. and that strengthens the muscles on the back of the shoulder. >> if people do these kinds of things every day, as you suggest, what percentage of these nagging injuries can we avoid? >> the answer is probably a
we're back, now. time for "today food." this morning, we're firing up the grill for flank steak. if you're looking for a sure to please and good for you dinner, we have a meal your guests will love. pamela is author of the new book "kitchen matters." >> happy summer. this is simple and delicious. and i love the ingredient grid. >> all we're working with is some flank steak, garlic, olive oil, ball
we're going to do a post marinade. we're going to have balsamic and add in olive oil. this is adding flavor after the dish. really easy. garlic and a pinch of salt. we can whisk that up. and we're going to set that off to the side. and after the flank steak is cooked, we're going to put that on. >> what are we putting on the flank steak before the grill? >> we're going to add some black pepper. and some fresh thyme. you can sprinkle that on. >> do you do both sides? >> i'm going to do one side right now. >> okay. >> you can do this four hours ahead. you can do it overnight. cover it. stick it in the refrigerator. and then, this has been preseasoned. >> all right. >> all we need to do right now is just brush this with a little olive oil. >> you left this overnight? >> yes. this is left overnight. and this has already been done. so, brush with olive oil so it doesn't stick. and then, we have to
salt. usually i do it half a teaspoon with a pound or so. just kosher salt. >> got it. >> this has been preheated. >> by the way, our tasters are over there. >> are you tasting it already? >> yeah. >> what do you any? >> really good. >> steak at 8:40 in the morning. >> do you have trick for knowing your pan is hot enough? >> put your hand about five inches from it. if it feels hot after about five seconds and you have to take it away, it's hot. if you're hanging out here all day, not hot enough. three to four minutes on each side for medium. >> all right. >> i like to use grass-fed steak. sometimes that cooks a little quickly. you have to be careful not to overcook it. this one is already done. we're going to take it off. put it on your platter. >> yes. now, the post marinade. drizzle this on while the stake is nice and warm. >> why do you do the marinade after, by the way? >> sometimes i rg
dry. and this will ensure it gets a lot of flavor. easy. cover this. we want meat to rest for five or ten minutes because you want the juices to redistribute. >> yeah. >> after it's been resting, now, we have to cut. you can see the grain in the meat. it's very tempting to cut with the grain. we're not going to do that because that is a rookie move. >> okay. >> we're going to cut against the grain. >> are you following this? you know this. >> rookie move. >> no rookies here. superkey to cut against the grain, nice and thinly. >> what happens if you cut with the grain? >> too chewy. >> got it. >> we got that over there. we're going to move on to the next dish. these go really well together. i think putting the flank on a bed of arugula, meal done. supereasy. we got some eggplant here, which is a great summer vegetable. so great on the grill.
>> you're going to put a little salt on top. and the eggplant actually starts to sweat. the salt pulls moisture out. you get some of the bitterness out. and it softens them up a little bit. 30 minutes. once you start to see the beading on top, you can rinse them off in the sink or just wipe them with a paper towel. >> you put salt on and they start sweating? >> totally. it's like a miracle. >> i know people like that. >> these have been sweated out. brush with olive oil. the eggplant will just soak up the oil. you want to do it on both sides, like this. >> and you got the same grill pan. >> same grill pan. you can hit it with salt and pepper. >> all right. >> just take these and put them on. >> yep. >> the key here, no more than half an inch thick. >> okay. >> how do you like the eggplant, everybody? >> we're doing really well here. >> we are. >> it's easy to keep eggplant like soggy.
and that makes me want to cry. it can be delicious. >> you have accoutrements for t the top. >> this is the key stuff. this will keep them nice and soft. what we've done here is we've drizzled this with pomegranate molasses. if you don't have prom pomegranate molasses. if you don't have pine nuts, use pistachios. >> a little crunch there. thank you so much. we got the recipes from her cookbook on our website, today.com/food. check it out. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
mr. roker, as we celebrate into the couch and celebrate birthdays. >> sounds like a great idea. let's do that and meet some sweet folks. first up, it's a happy 100th birthday. never turns down a trip to the mall, she loves to shop. bill judge of mt. sterling, connecticut, is 100. spends time mowing the lawn or going for a long walk. happy 100th birthday. a talented lady from uniondale, new york. sings opera and plays
celebrating 100 years, 17 grandkids, 38 great grand kids. lauderhill, florida, 104 years old. loves to put on the dancing shoes and still dances the night away. and last but not least, happy 100th birthday to justine of chicago. trick to longevity, having a group of solid pals. missing one. tomorrow, whose birthday it is? >> no. >> stop it. >> mr. daly. >> not on a smucker's jar yet. >> carson, since you won't be here tomorrow, got you a six pack today. >> not a smucker's jar, but i think you'll enjoy it. >> thank you so much. >> you're welcome. happy birthday. >> tradition of a pre-birthday beer? >> there you go. >> don't worry about us. we're all right. happy biry,
>> happy birthday. >> thank you. >> all right, enough. >> you can open up the rest of the beer. >> that's right, we're going to watch carson drink. it's going to be fantastic. >> all right, much more ahead after your local news and weather. >> that's a big beer. this is a nbc4 "today" news break. >> 8:56 is your time now on this wednesday, june 21st, 2017, good morning to you, i'm eun yang. right now we want to check on your first 4 traffic with melissa. good morning. >> basically from 95, 395 in virginia all the way up here it's a little bit slow right now. southbound bw parkway before 197, crash in theft
good morning. it will be looking and feeling like summer this afternoon. mid 80s this afternoon. we're topping out in the upper 80s, mix of sun and clouds. staying dry. tomorrow we're 94 degrees. more humid by friday. near 90s, more humid, and also looking at a chance for scattered showers and storms. rain chance on saturday, better sunday. monday the rain returns, but next week is looking good. eun? >> sheena. get the latest news and weather any time in the nbc washington app.
♪ this morning on "today's take," jane lynch is here. we're playing hollywood game night. and the movie everyone's talking about, "the big sick." two of the big stars. plus, the video you have to see. dwayne johnson and the superfan who did the unthinkable for a selfie. what? coming up now. >> from nbc news, this is "today's take." live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> it's the "today" show on a wednesday morning, june 21st, 2017. first day of summer. meteorological summer. the calendar starts. and pit
i suggested there's another song by carly rae jepsen called "cut to the feeling. we're not allowed to play it. >> al roker. >> you play a guest off-camera. >> and i found out carly rae jepsen is going to be here, "leap." a great animated film. >> she would probably appreciate you giving her that shoutout. >> sing is song for us. >> can i tell you -- >> can i show the card first? this is hilarious. we get these cards. in one -- okay. we get these cards. and it says, what's the latest? topic one, sheinelle's big toilet paper score. >> this was not planned. >> not clear on that. >> every day, i just live my life. and i tell people in our morning meeting and they think it's something. today, i was coming across the street. and i saw the security guard coming into work witis
and he looked kind of nervous. i said, is everything okay? he didn't want to tell me. this is my daughter. she's new in p.r.charmin. and she has a responsibility to give the press releases. one of the names said tammy miller. i know her. she's executive producer of our show and i'm about to see her. you want me to take it? she said, that would be so nice. the dad looked relieved. thank you so much. of course. >> notice the bag's empty. i gave tammy the press release. >> was there toilet paper in there? >> i hope you don't have to go to the bathroom. >> here's the thing. there were four rolls of toilet paper inside. i'm not going to lie, i thought for my services, i deserve some toilet paper. and there were two people -- >> you were catching that. >> i came up with eight rolls of toilet paper for three. and i
>> talk about toilet paper. we go through toilet paper so much in my house, with two 4-year-olds and an 8-year-old. i think they do this to wipe their behinds. like mummiemummies. >> are we on? >> it's true. if i get free toilet paper, thank you very much. >> and charmin is my favorite toilet paper. feel how thick it is. >> and not so thick, that it will clog your toilet. >> feel this. i don't like the stuff you're using. >> that didn't sound right. this whole segment doesn't sound right. >> let's tell everybody at home what you do, al roker. he buys 80 rolls at a time. >> i go to one of the big box stores. we're fortunate. we have a basement here. you're never going to run out. deborah says, why do we have so much toilet paper and paper towels. because we need them.
them. and i didn't. and then, we ran out. and she was in a precarious situation. and i -- she said, we're out. really? >> there's nothing worse than being in the bathroom. >> i wonder how that happened. >> i go to the dollar store. >> you want these, too? am i allowed to have these? i was so happy when i met this young lady. thank you, charcharmin. they're for tammy. but tammy doesn't mind. >> two days in a row, getting behind in our work. today is the first day of summer. and the longest day of the year. and not because of this segment. >> those are mine. >> you want that, too? >> oh. >> washington, d.c. will be watching the sunset at 8:37 p.m. eastern
hours of daylight, 9 hours of darkness. in honor of this long day, we decided to play a game of which is longer. >> i think you need to sell it late better than this. >> which is longer. the statue of liberty or the washington monument? >> toilet paper behind you. >> statue of liberty. >> i'm going monument. >> i thought the flame. >> washington monument, 555 feet. statue of liberty, 305. >> this is in honor of the longer day of summer. mississippi river or great wall of china. >> great wall of china. >> great wall of china. 5,500 miles. mississippi river, 2,320. shaquille o'neal or big bird. >> i have seen them both. >> big bird, 8'2". shaq, 7'1".
dwayne johnson or abraham lincoln? >> i'm going dwayne johnson. >> it's abraham lincoln. >> it is dwayne johnson. >> the reveal on that was amazing. >> longest -- the rock is 6'5". lincoln is 6'4". >> he's a big dude. >> i never met lincoln. >> well, none of us have. >> learn something every day. >> daniel day-lewis played lincoln. >> i know. he's retiring. >> there you go. >> that breaks my heart. i love his movies. >> i don't know why. >> is there any way he can have a comeback? >> i guess he could. he has one more movie coming out at the end of the year. maybe he'll get bored and realize -- and he comes back. >> he puts himself completely into movies. ipt h it has to be exhausting. >> america's got talent. amazing moments. >> my kids are obsessed with this show. my whole family. everybody loves it. >> take a look at this dance group called light balance from ukraine. ♪
♪ >> let's vote. >> stop right now. >> here she comes. here she comes. here she comes. >> bam. >> the golden button. >> that means they go all the way through, right? >> what's interesting is that outfit look like brian's jacket. >> i don't disagree with that. with the neon pockets. we reached out to "america's got talent." >> the prizes, in addition to money. they get their own gig, right? >> yeah. >> and that's one you want to
>> some bizarre talents, somebody doing something weird with an egg. >> that's pretty cool. >> so random. why an egg? >> that's all i could come up with. >> that wouldn't win. >> there's probably somebody doing something weird with an egg. >> that's probably true. that gives me life. why aren't you talking? >> yosef was going like this. >> okay. there's fans and then there's superfans. wait until you see how one person risked his life to get a selfie with dwayne johnson. >> did you know he's taller thad for her compassion and care. he spent decades fighting to give families a second chance. but to help others, they first had to protect themselves. i have afib. even for a nurse, it's complicated... and it puts me at higher risk of stroke. that would be devastating. i had to learn all i could to help protect myself. once i got the facts, my doctor and i chose xarelto®. xarelto®...
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>> some people would have -- avert their eyes. >> you had a close encounter. >> when you meet the rock, well, yeah. in my defense, my ankle was hurting. >> yeah. i've heard that excuse before. >> you see, i just go limp. that was my one time in life, just relax. >> it is really unbelievable. >> he's worth it. >> how many good-looking guys you do this stuff with. >> here's the thing about the rock. here's the thing about him. people love him. people adore him. especially from his wrestling days. his fans are die-hard. i'm sure he's a charming guy. but when you meet him in person, you get it. >> he looks at you when you're talking to him. he's paying attention. >> he's not phoning it in. he's actually connecting with you. >> yes. >> he's a terrific guy. >> you feel the charm, as well. >> i do. have a big man crush on him. i go limp. and just kind of --
>> in that moment, you're a cloud. >> that's it. >> i want to get picked up by duane johnson. >> that didn't sound right. >> nothing i say is sounding right. i'll drink my coffee. >> how about michael phelps? >> how about this? >> are you a fan? >> best swimmer of all-time. >> he's huge, too. and he has flipper feet, which is crazy. >> i've never seen his feet. >> the race of the century. michael phelps is going to take on a great white shark in the discovery channel "shark week" event. >> just when you thought "shark week" couldn't get any better. 23 gold medals, 2 silver, and a bronze. do you go with him or the shark? >> the shark doesn't need to win medals to prove he's a good swimmer. >> a shark, when they're on the attack can swim up to 25 miles per hour. but on average, they
>> how fast does phelps go? >> he goes as fast as 6 miles per hour. >> okay. >> if the shark steps it up, he's going to take off. >> one vegas betting site put the odds out. gambling site bovada. has the shark a 10/1 favorite. sharks, like we said, could get about 21 miles per hour. and phelps has been clocked at 6 miles per hour. >> we don't know the details of it. is there a cage? >> i don't know. i hope so. loser gets eaten. >> are you going to pull the
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> emmy and golden globe winning actress jane lynch was decked out in track suits when she captured our hearts on "glee," but for the last four seasons she's tried on something new, host of "hollywood game night." >> celebrities face off in a variety of party games. we'll talk about that later, but first we want to play a game. take it away. games. take it away. >> all right. our nbc lawyer said this game is best played by consenting adults. that means we're going to get handsy, everybody. it ee's time to play "lend me a hand." usually i get applause. [ applause ] thank you. two people from one team will come up and charade a series of things on my card for their teammate. one of the teammates will be providing the body and the other will be standing behind them, providing the arms. all right? on team al, we have
kate. >> yeah. >> on team sheinelle, is dylan and plaza fan, shinita jones. >> who is first? >> i'm the body. >> you're the body. >> all right. >> al's guessing. >> you're going to keep your hands to your sides. you're going to put your arms through. >> kate's always been a little handsy. >> don't get fresh. our lawyers are watching. you'll earn one point for every correct answer in 45 seconds. are you ready? >> we are. >> are you guessing? >> the category is vacation activities. ready, set, go. >> swimming. >> perfect. >> sleeping. >> perfect. al is on fire. >> dancing. >> you got that right. >> i thought it was hand jiving. >> good luck. >> reading a paper. reading a book. crosswords. looking for directions.
so close. >> looking an ice cream cone. >> there you go. i'm going to accept that. >> crying. sleeping. getting a facial. putting on sunscreen. >> that's right. >> shooting. taking pictures. taking selfies. >> there you go. >> they're so good. >> drinking a beer. >> drinking is good. >> oh. >> drinking is always good. >> oh, time's up. that was attempt at shopping. not bad. how many did they get? terrific. how many points did they get? >> 80. >> seven. seven points. >> who is in the front? >> okay. >> who is in the front and who is in the back? >> pressure. >> don't get fresh. >> put your arms in. go. our last one was shopping. we are moving on from there. i'll show you in a second. let me control the game. jeez. 45 seconds. go.
>> same thing. vacation. >> okay. doing your to do list? read it. >> reading? >> a spa. massage. >> there you go. >> riding a bike. >> basketball. >> at that girl. >> swimming. diving. >> scuba diving. >> i can't breathe. >> rollercoaster. >> atta girl. >> sorry. >> don't hurt her. stretching. yoga. >> yoga. time? is that time? how many did they get? where is my scorekeeper? six. you lost by one. >> i couldn't get the yoga. >> "hollywood
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we are back with the hilarious jane lynch, host of nbc's "hollywood game night." hi, jane. >> hi. >> we did a great job of playing the game, the celebrities get much crazier. check out a clip from a game called "smash the buzzer." >> it's a character on sesame street. average bird. cookie mobster. an an anna clumsky. abby cadabby. >> he just went for it. >> all-in. jane, good to see you. >> good to see you, too. looked like we were at chuck e.
pit. >> that's knew. we're in my backyard, os steteny ostensibly, with a pit where we play smash the buzzer. >> these are games that people would play on -- ♪ games people play >> a little spinners. and it doesn't get old. >> no. that's what's so fun about it. very simple. some of the approaches towards the games are ingenious and original. it's a silly excuse to have people over to have a lot of money. and i think people love watching the show because it's like being at a party with a bunch of bright and shiny celebrities. >> i feel like the celebrities throw out any inhibitions. >> you were on the show. you get there. and sometimes somebody looks a lilt reticent after the first round. they are diving into the ball pit. that's the energy of the game. i'm grateful for celebrities who sh
show up to make a fool out of themselves and they don't care. >> is there any celebrity that surprised you? >> michael weatherly from "ncis." he's kind of funny on that show. he was out-his mind. we had him back twice. >> you had the cast of "veep," going up against "the walking dead." does it get better than that? >> we called it government versus zombies. >> how do you tell the difference? >> sometimes -- good point. that's what's new for this year on "hollywood game night." we're watching up television shows against each other. "veep" against "walking dead." and the next is "superstar" and "this is us." >> wow. >> our favorite show on nbc. both of them. >> who to root for? >> we have the triplets. we have three employees from "superstar" next week. and it premieres on thursday. >> your favorite game? >> m
includes me and i get to sing. >> yes. >> that song sung wrong where i sing a well-known song but i screw up the last couple of words and make the lyrics wrong, you have to guess what the right lyrics are. but once i put the wrong ones in your head, it's hard to come up with it. everybody loves that. >> it's a great game. i love to sing with the band. >> you got another cool project coming up on natgeo. earth live. it's an animal show. >> it's two hours. a really ambitious project. we have cameras all over the world. particularly on july 9th, for some reason it's staying darker all over the world. we can set up the cameras. we have wonderful cameras that can shoot the dead of night and make it like day. we're going from remote place to remote place. and i will be holding down the court here with phil keo, who is
july 9th. a two-hour live special. >> there's motion over there. let's take that camera kind of thing? >> they've been scoping these places out. and the moon is shining broughter all year. something like that. it's a pretty big deal. they've been working on it for years. >> do people come up to you and say, you have the coolest jobs? >> yes. >> i'm exhilarated listening to you talk about your project. >> i get really fun thing to do. and really grateful for it. and everything is different. i don't get bored. it's a lot of monefun. >> i saw your debut in the movies "the fugitive." harrison ford was on. >> very young jane lynch. >> that was cool. >> my goodness. >> you discover what's going on with provlasic. >> i did. i got the tainted liver samples and i expose them to harrison ford. >> like i said, the best jobs. >> that was great. >> thank you
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tell us the gist of it. >> the gist of it, it's based on the first year of, now we're married. but when we first started dating, it will sound very serious. but it was a comedy. we were dating a couple months, and she fell into a coma. just a light coma. >> a light coma. >> like eight days. in and out. like a trip to europe. i hung out with her parents for eight days and i got to know pem. and the lovely zoe plays my wife. the movie -- we meet. she goes to europe. and then, she wakes up. >> she goes to europe. >> you -- zoe, you play his wife. but his wife, kumail's wife co-wrote this thing. she's in the room when you're tapi taping this. is i
you are playing, in the room? >> as you make out with her actual husband. >> it wasn't in the script. it's like, why is this happening? >> we're just standing -- >> just improv? >> yeah. >> was that a little weird? >> the weirdest thing about it was that it felt really normal, which is probably not a great sign about my psychology. really, emily is a remarkable person. when i met her, i fell in love with her. i fell more in love with emily than i did with kumail. which is convenient for you. >> no, i kiss him that way. >> very understandable. >> who is the better kisser? >> come on. al? really? >> i'm just asking. >> i thought there would be so many controversial questions. that was not anticipated. >> see? >> my wife. >> there you go. and what did you say? >> nobody asked me that. you have asked me that. and emily asked me that. >> no one else will probably ask that. >> yeah. >> that's even better than do these pants
>> it's a trap. yeah. >> i will say this. i was telling you off-camera, you have good chemistry. and you do tackle -- i don't want to say controversial, but stereotypical things. like somebody calls you isis. all these things sometimes they yell at you when you're at a restaurant or whatever. and then, you see your character, who is a fun, lovable guy. there's moments when it could be tense. but you end up laughing. you know what i mean? >> yeah. i mean, that's what we wanted to show a little bit is a person versus the way other people see that person. we wanted to show, everybody is a person. >> yeah. >> that's sort of -- we have more in common than we don't. >> that's good. >> and despite your success, your real-life parents don't know what you do? or do they get it? >> now, i think they get it. they saw the movie last night. okay. i think it's going to be okay. for now. i don't know. they wanted me to be a doctor. and i'm not a do
tomorrow the flooding spreads up into the mississippi river valley. the heat continues in the southwest. spectacular day tomorrow and the pacific northwest. severe storms start to make their way through the northern and central plains. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. 77 degrees now. we're sunny. nice and dry. we're going to be that way through the afternoon and temperatures are really going to be warming up again. 77 in gaithersburg. 81 in leesburg. warrenton at 80 degrees. 76 in clinton. nice day to sit outside. still comfortable humidity. mid 80s. happy hour looking at the upper 80s for a high today. tomorrow, 94, humid. friday showers and storms in the forecast, saturday, but so far sunday and most of next week looks good. >> thanks so much. still ahead, a summer camp unlike any other. one place helping change the lives of kids affected by their parents' cancer.
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when a parent is diagnosed with cancer, it affects the entire family, especially the children. >> and millions of kids have a parent going through treatment, a parent who passed away or a parent who is a survivor. >> last year, camp kessem had a free week of camp where kids can be kids and be with others who have gone through the same experience. at college campuses across the country, like this one, camp counselors are going through training. >> my dad passed away three weeks before i moved into my freshman dorm. to hear there was an organization that were dedicated to people just like me, i knew i wanted to get involved and make a difference. >> i don't have any direct relationship to cancer. but the cause still really struck me because it was a group of children i had never thought about. >> reporter: children like
years old when her mother passed away from cervical cancer. >> i remember the morning she died. i was going to school. i said, good-bye, mom, thinking i'm going to see her again. typical third grader. it was during recess when i was called into the office. and my dad was there. and he was crying. i'm like, what's wrong, dad? he said, mommy passed away today. >> reporter: that summer, she returned to camp kessem, a week long program devoted to kids just like her, who have been touched by cancer. >> it's really fun. the one week it of the entire year that i get to hang out with people just like me and understand how i'm feeling. >> there are 86 camp kessums across the country. free to any child that want to attend. >> kids need individl
and they need to be seen and to be heard. especially in a time where that might not always be possible at home. >> reporter: but this is camp. and it's all about fun. >> what you see us doing is a lot of experiences that are fun and allow kids to open up. >> now, we can do extras. >> reporter: sam is a counselor, whose mom passed away from breast cancer before his 16th birthday. >> is support at kesem is you're not going to fix the problem. but we're here to be a shoulder to lean on when a lot of times throughout the year, there isn't that at school. i could never leave this place. if it were a year of long camp, i would be here every, single day. >> it's more relatable here, knowing we've gone through the same thing at some point in time. i feel like we connect on a more personal level than anything else. >> it's like, forget about all your worries. just have fun. >> one of the most important things you can give to any
crisis is the belief that tomorrow is going to be better than today. one of our favorite things that we hear consistently from parents when they get their kids back at the end of the week is, you gave me my child back. they came off the bus and they were smiling and laughing and joyful, for the first time since i've been diagnosed or for the first time since they lost their father or mother. >> i describe it as, like, a second home. a second family. a place where just plain fun happens. it's magic. >> that's beautiful. they are still accepting applications for this summer. and again, it is free for the campers. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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this is a nbc4 today news break. >> 9:57 is your time now on this wednesday, june 21st, 2017. good morning to you, i'm eun yang. we want to head over to u street for lunch today, then chili bowl unveils the new mural at noon. more than 34,000 voted for the iconic faces you want to see on the restaurant's brick wall. familiar face there, proud to see our colleague jim vance right there among them. good company. a
with sheena parveen. how's it looking? >> 89 for the high temperature, staying nice and dry. tomorrow more humid, 94. the remnants of tropical storm cindy could be intacting us friday in the form of scattered showers and thunderstorms. rain chance saturday, sunday looks good, monday we expect more rain to move in and next week looks good. much drier. i would say it's going to be a pretty nice start to the season. eun? >> sheena, thank you. the fbi is expected to give an update on last week's congressional baseball practice shooting. we'll have a recap of what they say coming up on nbc4 midday at 11:00.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> oh, how do we do it day after day? hi, everybody. it's wines day wednesday. >> klg. >> it's the first day of summer. >> officially. >> sorry. >> and we're glad you're with us. >> is that jake owen singing? d officially. >> is that jake owens singing? it's a great song. >> nice tah-tahs.